Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders

Operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,170 4.9 % $21.17 $44,040 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.76 $16.45 $22.29 $25.75 $27.77
Annual Wage (2) $24,460 $34,220 $46,360 $53,560 $57,760


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,130 0.06 $24.66 $51,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $17.85 $37,120
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $19.17 $39,870
Rail Transportation 320 0.14 $23.48 $48,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 320 0.14 $23.48 $48,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,130 0.06 $24.66 $51,300
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $19.17 $39,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $17.85 $37,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,130 0.06 $24.66 $51,300
Rail Transportation 320 0.14 $23.48 $48,830
State Government (OES Designation) 690 0.03 $19.17 $39,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 900 0.02 $17.85 $37,120


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 370 0.19 8.11 $16.07 $33,420
Michigan 290 0.07 3.07 $16.76 $34,860
New York 290 0.03 1.40 $20.66 $42,970
Illinois 280 0.05 2.01 $27.47 $57,130
New Jersey 180 0.05 2.00 $23.29 $48,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 370 0.19 8.11 $16.07 $33,420
West Virginia 70 0.09 3.83 $23.93 $49,770
Michigan 290 0.07 3.07 $16.76 $34,860
Wisconsin 160 0.06 2.47 $22.29 $46,370
Mississippi 60 0.06 2.30 $20.42 $42,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 280 0.05 2.01 $27.47 $57,130
Minnesota 100 0.04 1.54 $25.68 $53,420
Missouri 70 0.03 1.08 $25.27 $52,550
Iowa 60 0.04 1.67 $25.12 $52,240
Pennsylvania 160 0.03 1.16 $24.58 $51,130





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.96 $19.73 $41,040
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 120 0.22 9.36 $16.18 $33,640
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 4.13 $24.25 $50,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 1.19 $30.31 $63,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.49 $24.39 $50,740
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 3.94 $16.96 $35,270
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.95 $22.70 $47,210
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.22 9.27 $24.80 $51,590
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.44 18.42 $18.14 $37,730
Baton Rouge, LA 30 0.09 3.87 $17.98 $37,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.44 18.42 $18.14 $37,730
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 120 0.22 9.36 $16.18 $33,640
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.22 9.27 $24.80 $51,590
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 4.13 $24.25 $50,440
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 3.94 $16.96 $35,270
Baton Rouge, LA 30 0.09 3.87 $17.98 $37,400
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.95 $22.70 $47,210
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 1.95 $17.40 $36,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.49 $24.39 $50,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.07 $27.95 $58,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 1.19 $30.31 $63,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 0.03 1.07 $27.95 $58,140
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.22 9.27 $24.80 $51,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.49 $24.39 $50,740
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 4.13 $24.25 $50,440
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.95 $22.70 $47,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.96 $19.73 $41,040
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.44 18.42 $18.14 $37,730
Baton Rouge, LA 30 0.09 3.87 $17.98 $37,400
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 1.95 $17.40 $36,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 28.09 $22.41 $46,610
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 20.41 $16.74 $34,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 11.07 $21.19 $44,070
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 24.92 $27.22 $56,610
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 7.02 $26.08 $54,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 28.09 $22.41 $46,610
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 24.92 $27.22 $56,610
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 20.41 $16.74 $34,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 11.07 $21.19 $44,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 9.64 $25.22 $52,460

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 24.92 $27.22 $56,610
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 7.02 $26.08 $54,240
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 9.64 $25.22 $52,460
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 28.09 $22.41 $46,610
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 11.07 $21.19 $44,070


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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